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UPDATED: Turns out the SEC filing by Airbnb for a $117 million Series C round was actually just the formal filing from last year, when it announced it had raised $112 million. Airbnb has not raised a new round as we reported earlier this morning. We apologize for the error.
Here’s a statement from Airbnb’s Emily Joffrion:
“Airbnb filed a Form D today with the Securities and Exchange Commission covering the company’s issuance of shares of its preferred stock as a part of its Series B financing, which initially closed over a year ago, on July 22, 2011. Today’s filing was a customary notification related to the company’s prior Series B financing, and is unrelated to any other financing that the company may choose to undertake in the future.”
So it looks like we still might see another big $100 million+ round out of Airbnb with that rumored Peter Thiel involvement and then we can write this story again. Joffrion declined to comment on future fundraising efforts. (Original story continues below)
Airbnb has raised a $117 million Series C round, according to a new filing with the SEC, which was first spotted by TechCrunch. The room-rental company had been rumored to be raising a huge $150 million round, including participation from Peter Thiel, that could give it a valuation of $2.5 billion. The filing notes that it was a combination of debt and equity. A second filing with the SEC notes another $1.57 million in equity raised.
The filing doesn’t mention Thiel but does include Jeff Jordan of Andreessen Horowitz and Greg McAdoo of Sequoia Capital. Airbnb has previously raised $120 million including a $112 million round from DST Global, General Catalyst and Andreessen Horowitz. Airbnb has also raised money from SV Angel, Sequoia, Crunchfund, Greylock and other individuals such as Jeff Bezos and Ashton Kutcher.
Airbnb has been growing quickly and now operates in 192 countries, with 10 million nights booked as of June. We’ve reached out to Airbnb and will update with comments.